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Media pounce on Hillary’s jobs gaffe, float Jeb’s trial balloon

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 04:00
The media are guaranteed to pounce on any mistake that feeds Hillary’s image as an establishment figure who is struggling to be more like Liz.

Medicare agency is focus of insider trading investigations

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:48
Employees of the federal agency that oversees Medicare and the federal health exchange website are the focus of three Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) investigations to determine whether they leaked news about pending health policy decisions that would up in the hands of Wall Street traders.

Investigator in Secret Service prostitution scandal resigns after being implicated in own incident

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:00
The investigator leading the probe into the Secret Service's 2012 prostitution scandal quietly resigned in August after he was implicated in a prostitution entanglement of his own.

Internal memo pushes bringing non-citizens to US for Ebola treatment; State denies plan

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:00
The Obama administration is denying claims that they are exploring plans to bring non-U.S. citizens infected with Ebola to the United States for treatment.

DHS increases security at federal buildings over terror concerns

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:00
The Department of Homeland Security announced Tuesday it has increased security at federal buildings across the country, citing terror threats and recent attacks in Canada and elsewhere.

Russia reportedly suspected of being behind breach of White House computers

Fox News (Politics) - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:36
Hackers suspected of working for the Russian government breached the White House's unclassified computer networks in recent weeks, according to a published report.

Canadian Attack Prompts Absurd Reactions

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 23:35
PARIS -- Some warped minds believe that when a nation suffers a terrorist attack, it somehow deserved it and should set about doing some soul searching. Implicit in this argument is the notion that the attacker was somehow justified in his heinous actions -- there was no other option but to lash out violently. 2014-10-28T16:42:00-04:00 2014-10-29T04:35:04Z Rachel Marsden

The spectacular self-immolation of Wendy R. Davis

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:45

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The spectacular self-immolation of Wendy Davis
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2014

Wendy Russell Davis is on fire. And I don’t mean that in a good way.

I mean it in a five-alarm, set-her-own-skirt-aflame, billowing-human-torch kind of way. To say that Davis is smokin’ hot is not a compliment. It’s a campaign incineration status update.

The Democratic darling of the Hollywood Left and glamour gal of abortion thought her path to the Texas governor’s mansion would be a pink-sneakered walk in the park. Instead, her single-issue campaign has combusted.

The high point of Davis’ career came last year when she flamboyantly opposed state restrictions on late-term abortions in the wake of Philadelphia death-doc abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s baby-killing spree. Gosnell’s conviction provoked national revulsion at abortion gone wild. But Davis’ radical supporters at the Texas Capitol donned tampon earrings and waved uterus flags in solidarity with abortion rights at any cost. Planned Parenthood ghouls and celebrity femmes latched on to La Davis.

Militant gender identity politics, however, can only get you so far.

Davis’ gubernatorial bid the past month has been a series of unfortunate, cringe-inducing events exposing her empty soul. Last week, she insanely accused her opponent, Republican State Attorney General Greg Abbott, of wanting to ban “interracial marriage.” Abbott’s wife, Cecilia, is the Hispanic granddaughter of Mexican immigrants.

The week before, Davis ridiculed Abbott’s physical disability with a vulgar TV ad featuring an empty wheelchair. Abbott was paralyzed in 1984 when a tree fell on top of him while he was jogging. In response to a bipartisan backlash against her crass campaign insensitivity, Davis doubled down by attacking Abbott for lacking “empathy” — while she cynically surrounded herself at a damage-control press event with disabled human shields (one of whom had to be dragged away from the podium by a Davis staffer while the crowd waited in awkward silence for the next speaker).

To bolster her Girl Power bona fides, the Davis campaign disseminated a photo of young female “friends” posing on Twitter last week after voting for the Democratic candidate. The tweet carried the hashtag “#GenWendy.” Like, you know, “Generation Wendy.” The photo, however, turned out to be a pilfered image of young Virginia College Republicans getting out the vote for GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie. “All out of support, Wendy?” a Virginia CR spokeswoman jibed. The “imaginary friends” of Wendy became a social media mockfest.

Desperate for positive press, Wendy welcomed New York City liberal Jon Stewart to Austin, Texas, for a last-ditch appeal on his comedy show Wednesday night. Quel appropriate: a professional clown propping up a miserable joke of a candidacy. Trailing in all the major polls, bleeding cash and abandoned by women voters by double-digits, Davis turned to Stewart to get out the vote and pump up anemic sales of her book, “Forgetting to Be Afraid.”

Stewart forgot to mention the trail of discredited autobiographical details Davis exploited to gain a national platform. The Dallas Morning News reported earlier this year that she “blurred” several “key facts” of her rags-to-riches story. As feminists hailed the single mother for putting herself through Harvard University while caring for two young daughters, it emerged that a second husband had taken custody of Wendy’s girls, cashed in his 401(k) and secured a loan to support her higher ambitions (before she divorced him on the day he finished paying off her college debts).

Which-Way Wendy tried to pivot from her biography botch by becoming a born-again Second Amendment rights advocate (after working to ban gun shows while serving on the Fort Worth city council).

Me-Too Wendy attempted to burnish her border-control credentials by supporting Republican calls for an Ebola travel ban from West African countries (after earlier attacking Abbott over his “‘stop the invasion’ rhetoric” and accusing him of disliking “people who don’t look like him.”

And in the ghastliest turnaround since Linda Blair’s head spin in “The Exorcist,” No-Shame Wendy claimed she would support legislation banning abortions after 20 weeks—after vaulting into the national spotlight with her 13-hour back-brace-and-comfy-shoes-aided filibuster on the Texas Senate floor last year against the very bill that would have outlawed late-term abortions and cracked down on filthy, dangerous abortion clinics like the one serial baby-killer Gosnell operated for 15 years thanks to shoddy government oversight and abortion-rights apathy.

Callous evil is as callous evil does.

The lady parts-obsessed liberal bet all her feminist marbles on her chromosomes. After Election Day, all Wendy Davis will have to show for it are well-coifed selfies and the ashes of her Vogue magazine fashion photo spread.

Saving Private Turner

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:35
That empty space on the list of Columbia County's veterans of World War II had stood waiting to be filled all these years, like a silent sentinel. The committee in charge of the monument, once it learned that one of the county's own had been overlooked all these years, did its duty -- just as Private Turner had done his. At long last, it is an honor to report, his name has been engraved alongside those of his comrades in arms. America does not forget its own, and neither does this largely rural county in South Arkansas. 2014-10-28T16:14:00-04:00 2014-10-29T03:35:05Z Paul Greenberg

Seattle Seahawks Russell Wilson Gets “Black Attacked”

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:35
Apparently, theres a manual on how to act black floating around among black Americans and Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is guilty of not reading it. In the spirit of full disclosure, neither have I. This hate is leveled by blacks towards other blacks, who speak standard, not broken, English and are or either aspire to be educated and successful. 2014-10-28T11:21:00-04:00 2014-10-29T03:35:05Z Crystal Wright

How High Will Your Health Insurance Premiums Go In 2015?

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:35
Folks trying to plan their personal fiscal '15 are at a loss. They can't do a budget because they don't know what their health insurance costs will be. 2014-10-28T10:10:00-04:00 2014-10-29T03:35:05Z Hugh Hewitt

Terrorism & 'The True Believer'

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:35
"A mass movement," wrote Eric Hoffer in "The True Believer," "appeals not to those intent on bolstering and advancing a cherished self, but to those who crave to be rid of an unwanted self. 2014-10-28T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-29T03:35:05Z Pat Buchanan

Random Thoughts

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:35
In the Congressional elections this year, many Democrats are running away from Barack Obama, but they can't hide their record of voting for Obama's agenda more than 90 percent of the time. 2014-10-28T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-29T03:35:05Z Thomas Sowell

Good Women Have Abortions

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:35
After putting on UNCW name tags to show that they speak for the university, Amy Schlag and Katie Peel decided to pose in public for a photo op in front of a large sign reading "Good Women Have Abortions." 2014-10-28T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-29T03:35:05Z Mike Adams

California Forces Churches to Fund Abortions

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:35
First, the mayor of Houston flagrantly violated clergy's First Amendment rights, when she subpoenaed sermons, and she still refuses to rescind her mandate. And now California government officials are forcing churches and other faith-based organizations to fund abortions. What's next? 2014-10-28T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-29T03:35:05Z Chuck Norris

A Peek at the Future

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:35
The World press, at least the American mainstream media, is reporting that the Ukrainian people have overwhelmingly voted President Poroshenko, the Wests handpicked boy, a mandate to take the Country away from the Russian Bear and into the European Sphere. 2014-10-28T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-29T03:35:05Z Bill Tatro

The Weeks That Were and Will Be with the S&P 500

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:35
Looking forward through the next two weeks, we would anticipate that in the absence of noise or an announcement from the Fed specifying that they will begin hiking short term interest rates in 2015-Q2, which would prompt a shift in focus. 2014-10-28T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-29T03:35:05Z Political Calculations

Voter ID Myth Crashes

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:35
Democrats want everyone to vote: old, young, white, black, Hispanic, Asian, citizen, non-citizen. Wait, what was that last one again? We'll get to that. 2014-10-28T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-29T03:35:05Z Mona Charen

Who Says Obamacare Isn't A Major Factor in Midterms

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:35
Some Democrats and their advocates in the press believe Obamacare, a year into implementation, is no longer much of a factor in the midterm elections. 2014-10-28T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-29T03:35:05Z Byron York

Final Straw

TownHall Latest columns - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 22:35
Over the last three weeks, there has been a lot of talk about Ebola. The economic costs and executed protocol have been a poorly thought out process. 2014-10-28T00:01:00-04:00 2014-10-29T03:35:05Z Charles Payne

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